Health Reform and Community Prevention


Health Reform and Community Prevention

This discussion group is dedicated to connecting people interested in supporting community prevention and equity in health reform.

Members: 55
Latest Activity: Jan 3, 2015


Welcome to invite the Health Reform and Community Prevention Discussion Group. Post, read, or comment on developments related to post-passage advocacy to ensure an appropriately balanced distribution of funds; development and refinement of regulations to reflect the spirit and the letter of the health reform law; and availability of resources to ensure effective implementation. We look forward to your contributions and ideas. Please feel free to invite others.

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Health Reform Web Forums

Health Reform IS Working: A Discussion on Next Steps for Community Prevention

Monday, December 20, 2010


Investing in Community Prevention: A Dialogue with Federal Leadership on the Community Transformation Grants and the National Prevention Strategy
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Taking Action for Community Prevention: Protecting the Prevention and Public Health Fund
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Principles of Prevention
Friday, June 25, 2010

THE FINAL PUSH: Taking Action to Support Community Prevention and Equity in Health Reform
Thursday, December 10, 2009

Taking Action to Support Community Prevention and Equity in Health Reform
July - August 2009

Discussion Forum

American Heart Association prevention policy statement: A useful source in fight to protect ACA prevention provisions

Started by Marisel Brown Aug 4, 2011. 0 Replies

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability in the nation.  In 2010 direct medical costs and indirect costs of CVD were $450 billion.  If the current rate of growth in…Continue

Tags: prevention, CBO, ACA, Obamacare, community-based

Liveable/healthy communities are important to seniors and their caregivers

Started by Fiona Hyde Dec 17, 2010. 0 Replies

The announcement for the Dec 20th health reform webinar does not mention anything about working with groups that care about good neighborhoods.  It seems you want to/or only know how to work with…Continue

Tags: N4A, community_health, population_health, aging, Complete_Streets


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Comment by Dialogue4Health on November 2, 2010 at 4:38pm

On September 15, 2010 the Surgeon General convened the National Prevention and Health Promotion Council (the Council). They agreed on the framework for the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy (National Prevention Strategy) which includes the Vision, Goals, and Strategic Directions. The Council will use the framework to guide development of the National Prevention Strategy.

Download the Draft Framework HERE:
Draft Framework.pdf
Comment by Beatrice Yearwood on July 6, 2010 at 12:57pm
Even a stealth approach will need a champion at HHS. We also need support from the clinical side of the house to endorse community-based prevention as a means of making possible for patients to comply with physician recommendations. We've kept clinical folks at bay for a while now, de-emphasizing the utility of their support for community-based prevention.
Comment by Eric Gass, PhD on July 6, 2010 at 12:47pm

I noticed that too. I wonder if the $15 Billion will have to fly under the radar for political reasons.
Comment by Beatrice Yearwood on July 6, 2010 at 12:43pm
HHS's new site dedicated to all things health reform,, is up. It is a very user friendly site for anyone questions about ACA, quality, and even prevention. What is striking about the site is that it is dedicated exclusivly to actions on the part of individuals. The prevention tab/page (link below) does not mention community-based prevention matters such as air quality or a brief primer on what physical/design elements make communities healthier places to live, work, & play. Even links to HUD, DOT, EPA smart growth/healthy/safe community initiatives would take minimum effort. Given this oversight & the "one-time" reprioritization in funding, the message about the impact of broader-based prevention work is not getting through." target="_blank
Comment by Matthew Marsom on June 25, 2010 at 11:42am
Thank you to everyone that participated in today's D4H Web Forum "Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Principles for Prevention".

We will be using this online platform to continue the discussion started during the online. Please engage, provide your input, share links and collaborate. Thank you again.

Comment by Dialogue4Health on June 25, 2010 at 10:52am
Addressing the Intersection: Preventing Violence and Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living
Comment by Carol Chao on December 14, 2009 at 11:20am
Richard Hamburg.pdfLarry Cohen.pdfI'm sorry you weren't informed about the event. Here are the powerpoints and I'll be sure to upload the recording as soon as I recieve it.Aarti Kohli.pdf
Comment by Michael Just on December 11, 2009 at 10:35am
Ouch! How do I miss these events? There has to be a better way of notifying members days ahead. Thank you. ---Michael
Comment by Beatrice Yearwood on December 10, 2009 at 9:52am
I just heard Richard Hamburger's presentation. It has been hard to follow the changes bills..the comparison was VERY useful. If possible, please place the slides somewhere on this site. Thank you. Ma Bea
Comment by Carol Chao on December 10, 2009 at 9:27am
Hey all, are you going to attend the FINAL PUSH for Health Reform web forum TODAY (12/10)? It's happening right now! Here is the link for more info:

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